For many people, CRISPR plus China equals the biophysicist He Jiankui, who infamously used the genome editor last year to alter the DNA of two human embryos that would become twin girls.
What are the potential impacts of modifying genes in humans? Jon Cohen reports on Lulu and Nana, Chinese twins who were genetically modified to be HIV resistant.
Some people who know He and have spoken to Science contend it is time for a more open discussion of how the biophysicist formed his circle of confidants and how the larger circle of trust—the one between the scientific community and the public—broke down.
Chinese researchers are investigating CRISPR's genome editing applications in monkeys, pigs, dogs, and even people.
China’s agricultural scientists are investing heavily in CRISPR, a revolutionary genetic editing tool, in hopes of improving the country’s food supply. In the first in a series of Pulitzer Center-supported stories for Science Magazine, Jon Cohen reports on the Chinese scientists on the vanguard of a revolution in food supply.
Improving Madagascar's ailing health system will require determination—and data.
On a remote Melanesian island, a Spanish doctor has revived the 60-year-old quest to eradicate a disfiguring disease
Science staff writer Jon Cohen joins podcast host Sarah Crespi to discuss how the fight against HIV/AIDS is evolving in three diverse locations.
Colombian physicists and engineers are working on more efficient ways to detect land mines that still riddle their country.
Grantee Lizzie Wade accompanied geologists and ecologists as they explored former guerrilla territory in Colombia. Read her feature for Science magazine here.
New efforts aim to curb Florida's startlingly high HIV infection rate.
Hundreds of thousands of Nigerian children are living with HIV, even though the worldwide rates of mother-to-child transmission of the virus have plummeted.